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Established in 1971, the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York is part of an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Our center, located in Manhattan’s Chelsea district, offers daily public meditation, a core curriculum of Buddhist and Shambhala teachings, as well as training in advanced contemplative practices. We invite you to explore our diverse programs designed to help New Yorkers of all traditions discover their inherent clarity, gentleness and humor.

Featured Programs

(May) Meditation In Everyday Life (2-for-1 Discount)

with William Auerbach & Rick Redondo

May 1st—May 29th

The meditator's instruction manual. Learn how to overcome obstacles to strengthening your mind in this 5-week course. By the end you'll be equipped with tools to establish your own meditation practice... Bring a friend and you each pay half price! Continue »

Being Brave: Live Broadcast with Pema Chödrön & Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

with Acharya Eve Rosenthal

May 2nd—May 4th

Led by Acharya Eve Rosenthal, participate via livefeed in the Being Brave program in California with Sakyong Mipham and Pema Chodron! Continue »

Jesus and Buddha: Practicing Across Traditions - Film Screening & Discussion

with John Ankele

May 9th

Three leading figures in today’s Buddhist-Christian dialogue share their personal journeys in the new documentary exploring where Buddhist and Christian paths meet. Continue »

Articles & Podcast

  • Meditation In the City Podcast

    The Possibilities of Compassion – Podcast Episode No. 34

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    Laura Simms describes meditation as a way of making friends with ourselves. A natural compassion dawns, for ourselves and for others. Meditation In The City is the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York’s very own podcast! Subscribe to us on iTunes here. Or listen to us on Stitcher Tell your friends about the podcast. Imagine the possibilities! Laura Simms has … Continue 

  • Meditation In the City

    Big Mistakes, Little Failures, Rotten Luck – Podcast Episode No. 33

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    John Ankele describes how just being alive in this moment could be ultimately fulfilling. It is possible to be free of the burden of our past mistakes and failures. This is the reason we practice meditation. Meditation In The City is the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York’s very own podcast! Subscribe to us on iTunes here. Or listen to … Continue 

  • Meditation In the City

    Right Livelihood – Podcast Episode No. 32

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    Shastri Ethan Nichtern discusses right livelihood in the 21st Century. What is our intention? And how can that intention be the key to our happiness?  Meditation In The City is the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York’s very own podcast! Subscribe to us on iTunes here. Or listen to us on Stitcher Share the wealth! Tell your friends about … Continue